Once again the outrage from the Christian press is nil concerning the abuse and possible murder of prisoners of war by members of the US military. Christians such as Dobson, Hewitt, Colson (especially), the FRC and Delay should heed the words of Jesus in Matthew 25 as well as the parable of the Good Samaritan during the so called "War on Terror" the US is engaging in.
Today's New York Times reports on the atrocities (which were in a military report they got their hands on), which include the torture and possible murder of a probably innocent Afghan taxi driver and another prisoner. As reported in Washington Monthly and the New York Times, these are not "gray areas" or "close calls." They are "routine," "systematic," "horrific" and "led to the gruesome death of a probably innocent man." Innocent or not, this is no way for members of the US Military to act, and people high up should be held accountable.
Christians need to demand accountability and action from our Christian President and should call for monitoring by outside agencies, such as Prison Fellowship. Don't let your support for the administration, the war, the troops or the military color your perceptions of this story. And, please don't let your disgust for the New York Times or your partisan political loyalty allow you to think nothing of it. A War on Terror is no excuse.
Click here for links to many stories on these incidents and the reports.Here too.
Click here for commentary and a picture drawn of the torture.
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